Planned Giving

Your Generosity in Action

One of the easiest and most common ways to support the Archdiocese of Chicago is with a gift of cash. Cash is generally used to support our work in the form of:

  • An outright gift
    With a cash gift by check, credit card or money order, you enable the Archdiocese of Chicago to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction, when you itemize.
  • A payable on death (POD) account
    A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary or close the account.

There are several other ways to make cash donations as part of the gift types below. To learn more, click on the links below.

Ways to Use Cash

  • A gift in your will or living trust (Link)
  • A charitable gift annuity (Link)
  • A charitable remainder trust (Link)
  • A charitable lead trust (Link)
  • Memorial and tribute gifts (Link)
  • An endowed gift (Link)

Next Steps

  • For additional information on giving a gift of cash, please contact:
    Elin R. Schriver, Planned Giving Relationship Manager
    Archdiocese of Chicago
    835 North Rush Street
    Chicago, IL 60611-3020
  • Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  • If you include the Archdiocese in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Archdiocese of Chicago or The Catholic Bishop of Chicago

Address: 835 N. Rush Street Chicago, IL 60611

Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2170826

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.